Top 10 Castle Hotels
Château de la Bourdaisière, France
If the idea of a fairytale castle stay sets your heart aflutter, but the pricetag to actually do so just plain makes your blood race, we’ve found a fantastic French castle hotel where you can court and dine your significant other for as little as $176 per night. Constructed in the 15th century for the royal mistress of King François I, the Château de la Bourdaisière (www.labourdaisiere.com) today is a most romantic destination, which is owned and operated by a real-life prince (Prince Louis Albert of Broglie). Located less than an hour from Paris, and surrounded by 140 acres of enchanted woodlands, Château de la Bourdaisière lets guests live like royalty, with 11 luxurious rooms and three apartments (plus six rooms in the adjacent Pavillon Choiseul), outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, and more. Plus, the surrounding Loire Valley offers plenty of treasures of its own, from first-class vineyards to hot air ballooning.